The Romano Duo Return to the Reno Area

September 8 2018:

Exciting News: After THREE YEARS The Romano Duo are finally moving back to Reno (well, sort of, as they are moving to Dayton). We just knew they would make their way back here eventually! September 15th is moving day!! What a GREAT Birthday present for Lillian as that’s one day after her 17th birthday!

Photo from June 11 2018: Team TLC sunset walk tonight with The Romano Duo and Robert. Beautiful night. And fun being silly with pictures. They head back to Surprise, Arizona tomorrow morning. xoxo

Thomas and Camilla September 2018 Date Day

September 7 2018:

Thomas and Camilla September 2018 Date Day – First stop: The Work! Fight! Give! -American Relief Posters of World War II exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum.

Thomas finds this time period very interesting and enjoys to get philosophical about wars and other major events in history. So, Thomas was pretty excited when I shared about this exhibit that Lillian had actually told me about just yesterday!!

Bonus!!! It was Open House today due to the Hot Air Balloon races so free admission. I was so happy and relieved to hear this that I nearly reached over the counter and hugged the gal who told me.

After looking through the exhibit we walked through the Wilbur May collection. Haven’t done that for years! My favorite is the collection from India!

Next was a walk through the Arboretum. Incredibly beautiful right now with tons of flowers and squirrels and rabbits and song birds!!

Last stop was dessert for Thomas of salted caramel and Oreo cookie frozen yogurt.

Tennis and Grateful and Blessed and Wisdom and Vibrant and Peaceful

August 19 2018:

Thomas and I had a sunset session of hitting tennis balls at one of our favorite parks. Just gorgeous. We had fun!!!

Grateful to and for Nature!! Blessed, blessed, blessed. I love Thomas and Thomas is awesome!!

August 20 2018:

Great White Egret on this mornings walk. Thank you for your wisdom and beauty.

August 21 2018:

Just passed sunset walk with Lillian last night. Beautiful, vibrant, and peaceful.

August 22 2018:

Drive by visit with The Romano Duo. Had to have a walk with them as it is such a beautiful night. They head for Medford, Oregon in the morning. Then back through Reno next week.

Thomas and Camilla August 2018 Date Day

August 24 2018:

Gorgeous afternoon spent at Nevada Beach.

First, a picnic, then a swim for me and playing in the sand for Thomas. I Love Lake Tahoe deeply and am so at peace when I get the chance to immerse in her! Just WOW!!!

Then for some floating fun in the tubes we borrowed yesterday. Too windy for kayaking as this would have been our first time. Need not quite so much wind. Floating and paddling in the tubes was perfect!!

Plus!!! Chipmunk wisdom!!! This sweet lil critter stayed with us the entire time we were deflating the tubes and loading the car. Thank you chipmunk!!!

Last stop on the date – SouthCreek Pizza for an appetizer for me of fire roasted green beans ….. Oh my gosh, YUM!!! … and dessert for Thomas of 3 scoops of rocky road gelato. Accompanied by a taste of the oh so yummy Ceci.

Grateful and Love and Beautiful and Blessed and Clearing

Just after sunset walk sometime in August 2018 …

August 12 2018:

Sunset walk with Thomas tonight. Incredibly grateful we can see the sky again!! Love walks with Thomas!

August 14 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian last night. I’m deeply grateful for the beautiful respite nature provides during times of uncertainty. Incredibly blessed.

August 16 2018:

Solo sunset walk tonight. Gotta get out there earlier. Thank you Nature for the beautiful breeze as I walked, the orange glow of the sunset, and the amazing clouds and trees.

As much as I want Nature to provide the solution and answers, she can only help clear the sludge from the heart …. where the solutions and answers rest. May I relinquish fear, May I respond from Love, May I have Faith and Trust. These are my intentions. And, so it is.

Movie Night: My Neighbor Totoro

August 18 2018:

Team TLC movie night – Thomas’ choice: “My Neighbor Totoro” – We watched this years ago, so second time around for this one. Thomas wanted to see it again.

Thomas says, “It was good. The book is better.”

Lillian says, “Good, liked the ending music, like the story plot, satisfying, cliffhanger, and liked the theme song.”

I say, “Sweet and heart warming story.”

UNO and Car Wash and Swimming and The Guest House

August 5 2018:

UNO time with Lillian!

August 5 2018:

Sunday’s fun adventure!! The car wash!! We came. We saw. We laughed. We went through the worlds largest blow dryer. What an experience! Seriously. Who takes 14 pictures going through the car wash??!! Hahaha!! 😂😜

Rosey is incredibly clean now. I’m so blessed we still have fun doing this after all these years. She’s so clean, we could live in her!

August 6 2018:

Homeschool swimming fun at Historic Bowers Mansion. Plus one accidental photo. Thought it was cool as it shows Thomas’ haphazard flip flops, and the fact that he got more sunscreen on the concrete than himself, plus my wet leg and a refreshed me!! That water is cold, yet felt so darn good!!

August 8 2018:

Am I the only one in the Twilight Zone the past 2 months?

My brain is tired, my body aches, and the rug keeps being pulled out from under me.

And, I’m sure I’m the one pulling the rug. I’m the tormentor and I’m the holder of the key to freedom.

I keep getting the two confused! I’ve been trying to fit into the box and the Universe keeps squishing it flat and sending it back to me!

Holding on by my fingernails … Come August 21st I best have grown those damn wings cause that’s when the last fingernail breaks loose …

I think I’ll go with Rumi on this on …. This Rumi quote hangs on our fridge to remind me when I need it. Oceans of thanks Rumi …. xoxo

It’s time to be grateful for and honorably treat these guests of sorrows who are sweeping the house empty ….

Tomorrow, that is. I shall treat them honorably and be grateful tomorrow. Tonight, I rest …. and perhaps they will rest too … xoxo …. Oceans of love to any and all who be hosting a house of sorrows lately …. YOU are not alone! xoxo